airborne command post


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airborne command post

[′er‚bȯrn kə′mand ‚pōst]
(ordnance)
A suitably equipped aircraft used by the commander for the control of his forces.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

airborne command post

A suitably equipped aircraft used by the commander for the control of his forces. Suitable means the various communications required for command and control and receipt of information and data.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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